Support Promote Advocate

for Borderline Personality Disorder

There are many skills that families can learn that will help you to relate to and support someone with BPD. These may seem complex at first – like a muscle we haven’t used before we become stronger and the skills becomes easier with practise. We suggest you practise these skills with other friends/colleagues first to develop some confidence.

These are:

Radical Acceptance



Boundaries / Limits


Understanding Validation: A Way to Communicate Acceptance

Eight dramatised role plays between young friends showing invalidating and validating responses and the immediate consequences of each

Understanding Validation in Families: Dr Alan  Fruzzetti.

This series of four validation sessions is presented by Dr Alan Fruzzetti and Dr Karyn Hall.  Recorded at the Chicago Validation Conference 2014 - Video 1 - Video 2 - Video 3 - Video 4

Open Your Mind Before You Open Your Mouth

A series of videos demonstrating how Dialectical Behavioral Therapy helps patients and their families; This series was developed jointly by NEA.BPD (Dr. Alan Fruzzetti) and the National Office for Suicide Prevention in Ireland